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The teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex have been called "killer bananas," and a new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows just how hard those fearsome chompers could clamp down.

"What we came up with were bite forces of around 8,000 pounds," says Gregory Erickson of Florida State University. "That's like setting three small cars on top of the jaws of a T. rex — that's basically what was pushing down."

Florida State University President John Thrasher
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Florida State University President John Thrasher says he’s feeling optimistic the state's two legislative chambers can reach a budget deal favorable to universities. That’s because lawmakers are choosing to go with the Senate’s proposal to invest more money into higher education, rather than the House’s plan for cuts.

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Florida gets a lot of federal funding for refugees, including people entering the state from Cuba and Haiti. But that money could go away if legislation passes pulling the state out of the federal refugee resettlement program.

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The Constitutional Revision Committee is taking public comments as it prepares to pitch changes to Florida’s Constitution. Members are hearing a lot from Floridians about access to abortion services and restoring voting rights to felons who have served their time.

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Florida’s universities say they need more money to hire additional mental health counselors and law enforcement officers. University officials said they’re seeing a dramatic rise in students needing help coping with anxiety, depression and academic stress.

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Florida State University is considering whether to open a primary care clinic near Sabal Palm Elementary school. The move would give students in the university’s medical school clinical experience.

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Academics are urging Florida lawmakers to consider the fundamental way so-called “autonomous vehicles” will change society.

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Several Florida universities and research institutes have received millions of dollars in grants to help fight the Zika virus—the mosquito borne disease that can cause severe birth defects.

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It's been a big year for 'Moonlight' film director Barry Jenkins. His movie about the struggles and revelations of a young black man have garnered praise throughout the film industry. The movie draws on experiences from Jenkins' own life. And while storytelling has always felt natural to him, many of the skills needed to bring his visions to screen were learned at his alma mater, Florida State University.

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A two year lobbying ban on Florida State University President John Thrasher is up, freeing him to capitalize on his political ties, meaning university priorities could get special attention this legislative session.

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This week President Obama signed into law the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, which expands the ability of federal investigators to re-open the cases of decades-old hate crimes. The law could open up a new line of research opportunities for students at Florida State University.

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Florida State University President John Thrasher is joining more than five hundred other college administrators in defending undocumented immigrants.

FSU Trying To Drop Textbook Prices

Sep 28, 2016
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New Florida legislation requires universities to analyze the cost of required textbooks and materials. The Florida State University Board of Trustees is now searching for ways to cut those costs.

Milo Yiannopoulos Visits FSU

Sep 24, 2016
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Armed with incendiary rhetoric and dressed in a priest costume, Milo Yiannopoulos spoke to a crowded lecture hall of mostly young men at Florida State University Friday. The self-proclaimed “provocateur” is touring college campuses across the country to challenge what he says is extreme political correctness. 

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The Florida Department of Corrections is starting to implement a new program aimed at making sure released offenders don’t come back to the state’s prison system. Prison officials say Spectrum is a research-based program unique to Florida.

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Due to storm damage and power outages, some Tallahassee residents are staying in local hotels. Even as football fans flock to the city for the first home game of the season, hotel owners say there’s plenty of room.

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Florida State University researchers have won a $35 million grant from the United States Navy.

From Left, Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Sen. Joe Negron (R-Stuart), Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto (R-Ft. Meyers).
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Incoming Senate President Joe Negron is touring Florida’s university system.  He’s considering a tuition break to encourage on-time graduation.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is shaking up the Florida State University Board of Trustees. He's parting ways with former chair Allan Bense.

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The news is constantly changing about the Zika virus. Federal funding and prevention efforts have been a huge part of the discussion this week. And, with Florida leading the nation with close to 90 cases of the mosquito-borne disease, the state’s congressional leaders say it’s even more crucial that something is done.

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Highlighting Florida State University’s research efforts, North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is calling on Congress to fully fund similar home grown efforts to combat the Zika virus.

A former Pentagon lawyer who won acclaim fighting the U.S. use of torture will be the guest speaker Wednesday at Florida State University’s distinguished international law lecture series.

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An FSU student’s space rock origin theory is blasting through expectations. 

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Florida State University  has suspended its chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The move comes after an investigation into a 2013 hazing event that was reported to the school a few weeks ago.

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About a week after friends and family of a former college football player advocated on behalf of their loved one’s claims bill, it passed its first committee hearing in the Senate.

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